How to integrate mobile coupons in your POS (point of sales system)?
With our Coupontools platform we offer several POS integration solutions to integrate coupon validation in your POS system or webshop.
In our software you can upload your own barcode values and our system will display it in your desired barcode format.
If you work with a coupon clearing house you are able to import the POS codes they deliver to you and import it inside our software. Every digital coupon will automatic show one of the imported unique coupon codes with a matching barcode for POS integration. By using this technology you are able to digitalize all your printed coupons from a clearing house.
Our coupons can show an unique coupon barcode. This barcode value can be requested and (redeemed) validated through our JSON POS API. Our coupons can also contain your own fixed barcode ID (for example barcode ID 102131 = 5$ discount in your POS system.). Our JSON POS API can connect your POS system with our mobile coupons. You can receive information about the coupon value, check if the coupon is still valid, set the coupon as validated.
You are also able to upload your own validation codes so our coupons will display your own redeem codes!
Beside our JSON API we also have a validation widget. This works on every PC, tablet or phone. Just enter the unique coupon code and the system will validate the coupon.
We also offer a solution to validate a coupon on the customer's phone. The client needs to enter a pincode and the coupon will be validated on his/her own phone.;
Currently we have solutions for EAN 8 (7 digits), EAN-13 (12 digits) or UCPA (11 digits) or GS1 databar or Aztec or QR code or PDF417 barcodes.
Click here to find out all about our supported barcode formats
The benefits of mobile coupons are clear. For the retailer, they're much cheaper than paper coupons, and they can be created and sent in minutes. In terms of customer engagement, the 96% "open and read rate" of SMS messages dwarfs the under 2% of costly direct mail or email alternatives. Mobile coupons are also extremely convenient for consumers who don't need to clip and remember to bring their paper coupons shopping; instead, they just need their mobile phones, which are already with them all the time.
Additionally, mobile coupons can be combined with Coupontools mobile marketing modules, such as location-based services, to provide a truly powerful marketing tool. Imagine sending a 10% discount coupon to one of your customers when you know that they're just around the corner. Mobile coupon usage data is also used in our data analysis suite, so you'll know you're sending highly relevant coupons that are most likely to get a response from each customer.
The coupontools system also helps retailers overcome one of the core challenges of mobile coupons - coupon redemption and validation - by providing a range of redemption options, each of which allow retailers to validate coupons and prevent fraud.